|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th district
January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Chris Carney|
|United States Attorney for the
Middle District of Pennsylvania
|Nominated by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||David Barasch|
|Succeeded by||Martin Carlson|
of Lycoming County
|Preceded by||Brett Feese|
|Succeeded by||Michael Dinges|
August 13, 1952 |
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA
|Residence||Lycoming Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Lycoming College, B.A.
Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
Thomas Anthony Marino (born August 13, 1952) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party.
The district, located in northeastern Pennsylvania, includes Lackawanna and Luzerne counties outside of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre (communities such as Clarks Summit, Kingston, and the Back Mountain towns of Trucksville, Shavertown, and Dallas) as well as all or most of Bradford, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Union, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming and a small part of Tioga counties.
Early life and education
Marino served as a Lycoming County District Attorney from 1992–2002, and was then selected as a U.S. Attorney.
In 2007, Marino resigned from office as U.S. Attorney after a Department of Justice investigation was launched for giving a reference to convicted felon Louis DeNaples, who needed the reference to obtain a license to operate slot machines at his Mount Airy Lodge casino in Eastern PA. Marino falsely claimed he had written permission from the Justice Department to issue the reference, and the Justice Department confirmed they did not give permission. Marino resigned while under review by the Department of Justice, and accepted a position as Louis DeNaples in-house attorney for $250,000 per year. Marino's resignation, under Justice Department guidelines, ended the internal affairs probe.
U.S. House of Representatives
In 2010, Marino decided to challenge incumbent Democrat U.S. Congressman Chris Carney of Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district. He won the three-candidate Republican primary with 41% of the vote, defeating Dave Madeira (31%) and Snyder County Commissioner Malcolm Derk (28%). On November 2, 2010, Marino defeated Carney 55%-45%. He won every county in the district except Luzerne and Lackawanna.
After redistricting, he decided to run in the newly redrawn 10th district, which is more reliably Republican and includes more counties in the central part of the state. He won re-election to a second term, defeating Democratic nominee Philip Scollo 66%-34%.
Marino is one of the most conservative members of the Pennsylvania delegation. He ranked third among PA members in Americans for Prosperity’s scorecard (70%) and fifth in Club for Growth's scorecard (63%).
In July 2012, Marino introduced a bill to help fund local and state governments, about $800 million per year, to sustain various law enforcement activities such as prosecution, prevention, education, training, and corrections called the "Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2012." Marino said, "Local law enforcement agencies and officials need nothing less than our full support in combating crime on every level."
In July 2013, Marino voted "NO" to Rep. Justin Amash's amendment #413 to H.R. 2397 "To end authority for the blanket collection of records under the Patriot Act and bar the NSA and other agencies from using Section 215 of the Patriot Act to collect records, including telephone call records, that pertain to persons who are not subject to an investigation under Section 215" which Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, an author of the Patriot Act, considers un-American.
On July 10, 2013, Marino introduced the Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating Development Act of 2013 (H.R. 2641; 113th Congress) into the House. The bill would aim to expedite the review process required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for construction projects that are partly or fully financed with federal funds or require permits or approvals from federal regulatory agencies. On March 6, 2014, the House voted 229-179 to pass the bill.
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Committee on Homeland Security
- Committee on the Judiciary
|2010 10th Congressional District of Pennsylvania Elections|
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- "PA - District 10 Race - Nov 06, 2012". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Exclusive: Bradford Commissioner Might Primary Marino". PoliticsPA. 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- Bill H.R.3261
- Brady, Chris (2013-03-26). "Marino: Keep guns away from mentally ill, felons". standard-journal.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "House Passes Byrne-JAG Program | Congressman Thomas Marino". Marino.house.gov. 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Rep. Calls on Bureau of Prisons to Make Improvements | Congressman Thomas Marino". Marino.house.gov. 2013-03-15. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "H.Amdt. 413 (Amash) to H.R. 2397: Amendment sought to end authority for the blanket collection of records under the Patriot ...". GovTrack.us. 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Jim Sensenbrenner, Patriot Act Author, Slams 'Un-American' NSA Verizon Phone Records Grab". HuffPo. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "H.R. 2641 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- "H.R. 2641 - CBO". Congressional Budget Office. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
- Kasperowicz, Pete (6 March 2014). "House votes to limit environmental reviews". The Hill. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
- "Marino for US Congress".[dead link]
- Congressman Tom Marino official U.S. House site
- Tom Marino for Congress
- Tom Marino on the Open Directory Project
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district
|U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
|District Attorney of Lycoming County
|United States order of precedence (ceremonial)|
|United States Representatives by seniority